The Idiot

This video is about two years old, taken at the Calico Basin parking area. It’s quite obvious this idiot is on some serious drugs! And I certainly don’t blame the woman for having an attitude!

On The Food Hunt

I suppose your tired of seeing these adorable tiny squirrels in this space but  I just love them! Always zipping about, turning over the dirt hunting for whatever they can find to eat. In this case, someone had tossed a bit of bird seed or whatever it is out there for them. I think peanuts are a no-no for them though if I recall correctly. These photos are heavily cropped but still held together.

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So Far I’m Very Pleased!

This morning I headed out of the city for my usual haunts around Red Rock Canyon, stopping at my favorite locations. While I am still learning the camera settings, the Nikon Z6 series is a hit with me. The clarity of the images is superiour to the Nikon D3300 but I guess it should be with the advances in technology and the fact that this camera is mirrorless.

That is to me what makes the largest difference. I used P mode almost exclusively, and manual focus as well. The Auto Focus or AF often won’t lock in clearly on some subjects. Some of the lenses I used on the D3300 body had the option for manual or auto focus which I did use both but this camera seems to work or like the manual focus mode better.

Much more to come, I’m looking forward to processing the Landscape photos.

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Critter Cutie

Here are a few photos of this incredibly cute critter called the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel. He’s not a Chipmunk! They are so fun to watch as they scurry about stopping to dig tiny holes apparently looking for food. And sometimes rather difficult to photograph too as they can move very fast and change direction fast too. I love my little critters!

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The House on The Hill

I snapped this photo a few days ago in Calico Basin looking southeast. Note the successive mountains in the distance, and the many large towers which are in Henderson, NV. There are many TV and radio stations up there, you will pass near them heading for Hoover Dam.

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The Crack

I snapped this image while walking back to the trailhead, the light coming through this small crack caught my peripheral vision. I think it makes a dandy black and white too. 😎🌵
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